Girl suspected to be a ‘suicide bomber’ released

Srinagar: A teenage girl who was arrested for a being a ‘suicide bomber’ has no case registered in her native state, police said. The girl has been released from police custody.

Joint Commissioner of Police, Law & Order Pune City, Ravindra Kadam categorically said that no case has been registered ever against the teenage girl who was arrested by police at Bijbehara for being a suspected suicide bomber “planning to blow herself on Republic Day in Kashmir”.

 “No case is registered against the girl (Sadiya Anwar Shaikh),” Kadam told a local news agency when asked about reports suggesting that she was detained by police for alleged radicalization of youth in the second populous city of Maharashtra.

He also responded in negative to the question whether Pune police had communicated to their counter parts in Kashmir regarding the girl travelling to Kashmir.

Asked whether JKP communicated to Pune police regarding the girl’s arrest, he said: “No”.

Sources said that ATS Pune had questioned the girl in connection with her face book friends in 2015 and let off thereafter.

Sadiya’s mother meanwhile said that they could not come to Srinagar due to non-availability of flights.

“We are coming tomorrow,” her mother said.

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